Country: Portugal Region: DOP Palmela.
Varietal: Castelão. Colour: Red Style: Dry
Producer: Herdade de Pegos Claros.
Pegos Claros wines represent the finest winemaking accomplishment in this unique terroir: old Castelão vineyards, with no irrigation, in the sandy soils of Palmela.
Grapevines are segmented by age and the oldest ones are one hundred years old, which result in low yields but highly aromatic concentration. The exclusive use of Castelão grapes in almost all our wines gives them a distinctive signature and a high interest, since this enables the development of a coherent and varied portfolio.
The wines of Pegos Claros have a remarkable personality, balance and elegance. As they benefit from a minimum storage period in the bottle, our wines are released in the market ready to drink and, at the same time, they maintain an enormous cellaring potential.
Tasting Note: Full-on flavoured wine, with plenty of complex small berries and spicy flavours. The palate is richly textured and soft, with gorgeously ripe black berry, cherry and hints of dusty earthiness.
Food Matches: Lamb, pork and roast chicken.